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Bank of America hosts 90 Summer Fund campers at a Red Sox game!

/ September 1st, 2016 / Comments Off on Bank of America hosts 90 Summer Fund campers at a Red Sox game!

Fenway Day, an event sponsored by Bank of America provided an opportunity for over 90 children, enrolled in Summer Fund camps, to attend a Red Sox game! In recognition of the Summer Fund’s longstanding partnership with Bank of America, three Summer Fund supported camps were

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Teen Leadership Institute in 2015

/ September 1st, 2016 / Comments Off on Teen Leadership Institute in 2015

Started in 2013 by the Boston Private Industry Council, the Summer Fund, and Hale Reservation, and generously supported by Bank of America, the Teen Leadership Institute provides students with tools and training to help them achieve success in a summer camp counselor job, and beyond.

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Summer Camp Spotlight : WriteBoston

/ April 5th, 2016 / Comments Off on Summer Camp Spotlight : WriteBoston

A couple of months ago, Abena Dakwahene, Program Associate of The Summer Fund, went on an excursion to interview the wonderful camps that we fund. We wanted to give staff the opportunity to share what they love about working at their camps and what makes

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Summer Fund Fact

We direct resources to high-quality summer camps and programs that serve underserved, at-risk children and youth ages 5-18, from low to moderate income households in Boston, Cambridge, Chelsea, and Somerville.

Our Impact

When I was thirteen, MetroLacrosse changed me by giving me the opportunity to learn how to be a leader on and off the lacrosse field. I have learned how to solve problems both individually and cooperatively (like communicating in ways other than just using my voice), how to respect and learn from the people around me including my peers and mentors, how to play on a team of players who are my opponents during the season, and maybe most importantly for me, how to allow other’s voices to be heard.

— Victoria D’Elia, former camper MetroLacrosse Teen Summer Programs

Random Quote

The Summer Fund provides 60% of the total number of groups we serve for our summer programs, which yields 35% of our total participants and 40% of our participant fees. The impact of the Summer Fund on YES’s Outdoor Adventure Program is substantial. It provides the opportunity for more than 250 participants to receive introductory, one-day outdoor experiential education excursions, which we hope will leave them yearning to come back for more.

— Youth Enrichment Services (YES)